Who is Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham, why has the guitarist been sacked from the tour and who's his wife Kristen Messner ?

But why's he been fired from the group's tour and who's his wife Kristen Messner? Here's everything you need to know…

Who is Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham?

Lindsey Buckingham, 68,  was born in Palo Alto, California.

Lindsey, who's famous for his fingerpicking guitar style, has previously been ranked 100th in Rolling Stone Magazine's list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

He first started playing the guitar as a young boy on a toy Mickey Mouse guitar until his parents splashed out $35 on a Harmony guitar.

He was Fleetwood Mac's lead guitarist and one of the band's vocalists from 1975 to 1987, and then 1997 to 2018.

He wrote and sung on tracks including Tusk and Go Your Own Way.

Lindsey has also released six solo albums and three live albums.

Why was Lindsey Buckingham fired from the Fleetwood Mac tour?

Lindsey was fired from Fleetwood Mac following a disagreement over the band's upcoming tour, Rolling Stone reported on April 9, 2018.

Following this, the star has decided to sue his former bandmates for firing him.

He claims that he is still owed money from the band and he's hoping to get it with the court's help.

He'll be replaced by Mike Campbell of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Neil Finn of Crowded House.

Fleetwood Mac issued a statement about the news: "We are thrilled to welcome the musical talents of the calibre of Mike Campbell and Neil Finn into the Mac family.

"With Mike and Neil, we’ll be performing all the hits that the fans love, plus we’ll be surprising our audiences with some tracks from our historic catalogue of songs.

"Fleetwood Mac has always been a creative evolution. We look forward to honouring that spirit on this upcoming tour."

Mick Fleetwood added: "Fleetwood Mac has always been about an amazing collection of songs that are performed with a unique blend of talents …

"We jammed with Mike and Neil and the chemistry really worked and let the band realise that this is the right combination to go forward with in Fleetwood Mac style.

"We know we have something new, yet it’s got the unmistakable Mac sound."

Who's his wife Kristen Messner?

Lindsey married wife Kristen Messner, 48, in 2000.

The pair have three children together – William Gregory Buckingham, born in 1998; daughter, Leelee, born in 2000; and daughter Stella, born in 2004.

Buckingham has previously revealed he waited “a long time” for Kristen after dating a lot of "crazy" girlfriends.

He told the Las Vegas Review-Journal: "I had a lot of crazy girlfriends, and a lot of that was just an outgrowth of the lifestyle we were all leading.

“I did see a lot of friends who were parents and spouses — back in previous decades — who weren’t really there and kind of screwed up their kids, and were not there for their family situations.

"So I waited and I was lucky enough to meet someone relatively late.

“So it’s worked out really well. I got all that other garbage out of the way.”


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